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William Carey News

Thursday, August 25, 2016
Former Gov. William F. Winter was the guest speaker at the sixth annual William Carey University scholarship dinner held Aug. 16 at Southern Oaks House and Gardens in Hattiesburg. The evening included a VIP reception, dinner with musical entertainment from the Carey Chorale, scholarship presentations, and Winter’s address. The dinner raised more than $1 million for scholarships for Carey students.
 
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The South Mississippi Art Association Juried Exhibition is currently on display at the Lucile Parker Gallery. Andrea Kostyal of Hattiesburg received Best of Show for her Café du Monde painting. Pictured (from left) are gallery director and William Carey University art professor Ed Ford, second place; Kostyal; Danny Rawls, first place; and Ray Glenn, honorable mention. JoAnn Adams (not pictured) received third place. The Lucile Parker Gallery is located at 512 Tuscan Avenue on the William Carey University campus. Gallery hours are 1 – 4 p.m.

Monday, August 15, 2016
William Carey University will hold general registration for the fall term on Wednesday, August 17 at the Hattiesburg and Tradition campuses.
 
Admissions personnel will be available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Hattiesburg campus and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (closed noon-1) at the Tradition campus.
 
New students will have the opportunity to meet with admissions personnel and faculty advisors, register for fall classes and tour the university. The fall term begins Monday, August 22.
 
Monday, August 15, 2016
The William Carey University Christian ministries department will present “Make a Defense,” an apologetics conference with Dr. Norman Geisler, September 11-13 at the Hattiesburg campus.
 
Apologetics is the branch of Christianity that deals with the defense and establishment of the Christian faith. The word derives its meaning from the Greek word apologia, meaning a “reasoned defense.”
 
Thursday, August 4, 2016
William Carey University professor Lorie Watkins Massey will participate in a panel titled “William Faulkner, His Life and Writings” at the Mississippi Book Festival. The panel discussion will be held at 1:45 p.m. Saturday, August 20 in the State Capitol, room 201H. 
 
Monday, July 25, 2016
William Carey University announced July 22 that DJ Pulley has been named athletic director. Pulley will replace Coach Steve Knight as athletic director; Knight will remain on staff as the men’s head basketball coach.
 
Friday, July 22, 2016
William Carey University will award degrees to 430 students during four commencement ceremonies August 5-6, 2016. All ceremonies will be held in Smith Auditorium of Thomas Fine Arts Center on the Hattiesburg campus. “Combined with spring commencement, WCU has graduated more than a thousand students for six consecutive years,” said President Tommy King.
 
The schedule and guest speakers are as follows:
Thursday, July 21, 2016
When that final bell of the school year rings, studying is the last thing on many students’ minds as they head into summer vacation. But nearly 80 students recently spent three days at William Carey University studying, taking tests, and learning tips to improve their ACT scores.
 
Friday, July 15, 2016
Anna Beth Bryant, a graduate of William Carey University, was recently awarded the Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship valued at $30,000 per year for her medical training at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in Jackson at the annual scholarship ceremony.  Bryant is the daughter of Charles and Maria Bryant of Moselle. 
 
Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Carey Dinner Theatre presents its second show of the season, “The Marvelous Wonderettes,” a musical created by Roger Bean featuring more than 30 songs from the fifties and sixties. Meet Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy and Suzy in crinoline skirts at the 1958 high school prom and then again 10 years later at their school reunion. This trip down memory lane includes such songs as “Mr.

Thursday, June 30, 2016
Lane Williamson of Algoma and Hannah Elisabeth Gravley of Picayune, juniors at William Carey University, were recently selected to participate in the undergraduate portion of the Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship Program (MRPSP). Willamson is the son of Jimmy and Lisa Williamson of Algoma. Gravley is the daughter of Craig and Martie Gravley of Picayune. 
 
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
William Carey University has achieved the gold level Fit-Friendly Worksite designation from the American Heart Association.
 
The Fit-Friendly Worksite program recognizes employers who go above and beyond when it comes to employees’ health and rewards organizations for progressive leadership and concern for their staff. To qualify, the worksite must have at least 25 employees and promote a wellness culture that includes offering workers physical activity support and healthy eating options at work. 
 
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Seven William Carey University graduate students have received scholarships from the Mississippi Professional Educators (MPE). 
 
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
The Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) has announced changes regarding financial aid funds issued by the state. The changes apply to Mississippi residents only.
 
UPDATE: Nine hours per trimester remains the full-time requirement to receive state aid. It was previously reported the new requirement would be 10 hours. 
 
Forgivable loan programs will only be awarded to renewal applicants. This includes William Winter and all of the nursing funds.
 

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